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Changemakers – Applications now open for the Young Social Pioneers Program video

The Foundation of Young Australians (FYA) Young Social Pioneers is a doorway to a powerful community of changemakers and experts that will back and elevate young innovators as they address issues they care about. The Young Social Pioneers program is an initiative supporting young people who are leading responses to the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. Young Social Pioneers is open to Australians aged 18 to 29 years who are using their influence, platform or initiative to change the world. Young people from all backgrounds, cultures, religions, locations and walks of life are encouraged to apply. Applications for the 2018 program are now open until June 1, ...

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Rural Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Opportunities video

Rural businesses and red squirrels from Strategy Story on Vimeo.

Its not often you come across someone that speaks the same language and shares the same passion but Professor Donald MacLean has done an amazing job in this video by comparing the grey squirrel with the red squirrel. Through this clever and engaging video he has demonstrated that there is more than a ‘one size fits all’ approach to business strategy and that for rural businesses there are distinct benefits to a rural approach to business development and growth. The ACRE founders and leaders are experienced entrepreneurs who understand thee many challenges and opportunities facing rural Australia and see the potential entrepreneurial activity and social enterprise present for improving rural prosperity. This excellent video helps tell the story and demonstrates ...

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Building Thriving Rural Communities video

ACRE's partnership with Rural Councils Victoria to deliver 38 Understanding Social Enterprise workshops to rural and regional councils across Victoria has taken off. So far we have delivered the two day program to over 200 council staff, business and community leaders with plans to deliver another 15 this year and then again in 2019. If you or your council are interested in learning more or being involved get in touch with ACRE's Program Manager Peter Sacco. In the meantime Rural Councils Victoria have put together this excellent short video which captures the feedback of workshop participants thus far. Take a few moments to listen to what they have to say and how the program has helped increase their understanding about ...

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Igniting Indigenous Social Enterprise image

  The first Indigenous learning and development program has been delivered in Bright, North East Victoria, to the Thamurrurr Indigenous Youth Corporation - translated in language for the trainees. The program was about engaging trainees from the Thamurrurr Indigenous Youth Corporation in an introduction to social enterprise.  Exploring the definitions, values and purpose of social enterprise trainees were able to apply this knowledge to their own business planning process and delivery of their own social enterprise in Wadeye, Northern Territory. The two-day program was delivered to a group of seven young people. The participants were aged between 17 and 25 years and are completing a 3-month residential leadership program based out of Bright, North East Victoria. The hosts for the day, Justin and ...

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